NCAAB: Mackenzie Mgbako, former 5-star Duke commit, chooses Indiana


Share post:

Mackenzie Mgbako, a top-10 recruit in the Class of 2023, committed to Indiana on Friday.

The five-star power forward was searching for a home this late in the recruiting cycle because he decommitted from Duke last month after big man Kyle Filipowski unexpectedly announced he would return for a second season of college basketball.

Mgbako received widespread interest from major programs and narrowed his list to Kansas and Indiana before Friday’s decision.

“I chose IU because I felt that Coach (Mike) Woodson can put me in a position to expand and develop my game,” Mgbako told On3. “The environment at Indiana is unmatched. It’s a place where I felt support from the coaching staff and fans.”

Mgbako was rated the No. 8 overall prospect in the Class of 2023 by the 247Sports composite rankings. The New Jersey native was considered the No. 2 power forward in the class.

He becomes Indiana’s highest-ranked high school recruit since Romeo Langford joined the program in 2018, according to ESPN.

In Bloomington, Mgbako joins an incoming freshman class that includes four-star guards Gabe Cupps and Jakai Newton.

–Field Level Media


Related articles

WNBA: Mystics hunting elusive first win vs. Dream

The Washington Mystics have struggled to score amid their worst start in 17 years entering Wednesday's home game...

WNBA: Sparks look to avenge loss to Fever, Caitlin Clark

Four days after a step-back 3-pointer from Caitlin Clark sealed a victory for the Indiana Fever against the...

NCAAB: Report: Tennessee F Igor Milicic withdraws from draft

Croatian forward Igor Milicic has withdrawn from next month's NBA draft and will play at Tennessee in 2024-25,...

NCAAB: Walter Clayton Jr. withdraws from draft to return to Florida

Florida guard Walter Clayton Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Monday and will play another season in...


Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.